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The temptation of Tim Tebow

Mike Stobe GETTY IMAGES Quarterback Tim Tebow addresses the media as he is introduced as a New York Jet at … Continued

Court says pharmacists can’t be forced to dispense morning-after pill

A federal court on Wednesday (Feb. 22) struck down a Washington state rule that requires pharmacists to dispense the morning-after … Continued

After Breaking Dawn, talking sex and chastity with teens

HANDOUT REUTERS Actors Kristen Stewart (L) and Robert Pattinson, stars of the new film “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – … Continued

Mississippi ‘personhood’ amendment takes aim at birth control as well as abortion

Due to the serious illnesses of two family members, the Spirited Atheist has been absent from this column for two … Continued

Time to talk about sexuality in the Catholic Church

The Catholic Church’s official teaching on homosexuality distinguishes between homosexual individuals and what it calls the “homosexual condition.” The difficulty … Continued

Muslims welcome Ramadan

SAIF DAHLAH AFP/GETTY IMAGES Palestinian women stand in front of a window decoration of Islam’s crescent moon and a five … Continued

What does the Bible say about sexual desire?

By Jennifer Wright Knust Part III: Biblical Desire Attempting to describe the love of the soul for God, the third-century … Continued

What does the Bible say about sexuality?

By Jennifer Wright Knust Part II: Biblical Sexuality In the Bible, sexuality is a matter of roles, property rights, and … Continued

Must separate church from state…and sex!

Speaking to a meeting of Hasidic Jewish leaders on Sunday, New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino said, “I don’t … Continued

Sharia is based on Ten Commandments

There is an emerging preemptive anti-Sharia movement in America as manifest by an Oklahoma legislator who is seeking to introduce … Continued

A new sexual ethic

By Rev. Debra W. Haffnerexecutive director, Religious Institute On Faith recently posed a provocative question to its panelists: “Can religion … Continued

Islam, sex and moderation

Q: Do your religious beliefs exalt or stigmatize sex (or both)? Is religion a useful tool for helping young people … Continued

Sex and religious beliefs

1….Do your religious beliefs exalt or stigmatize sex (or both)? 2…. Is religion a useful tool for helping young people … Continued

Christian love and sex

By Diarmaid MacCullochscholar, author What constitutes Christian love amid the sweaty delights of sex? Organized religion always takes an interest … Continued

Can Sex Bring Us Closer to God?

Should the Catholic priesthood be restricted to single, celibate men? Do clergy restrictions based on gender, marital status or sexual … Continued

A “Slippery Slope” Only If We’re Stupid

I am of course pleased with President Obama’s decision to end the near-total ban on federal funding for embryonic stem … Continued

Aasiya Zubair Hassan, Domestic Violence and Islam

The brutal and gruesome murder of Aasiya Zubair Hassan has prompted a great deal of soul searching in the Muslim … Continued

Forgiving is Only the Beginning

Several high-profile cases of adultery by politicians in the past decade — most notably Bill Clinton and now John Edwards … Continued

Irresponsible Lust, Responsible Sex

We get bored and our minds wander. Wandering minds are seldom exposed and shamed. Certainly, no scandal. How otherwise it … Continued

Public Sins and Private Sins

The Qur’an is quite clear that engaging in consensual sexual relations outside of marriage is a grave sin. That, however, … Continued